William Curtis DeCatur
Jul 14, 1929 – Dec 15, 2015
My best friend died today, William Curtis DeCatur, 86, died Tuesday, December 15, 2015.He is survived by his wife, Theresa Morrow DeCatur; three sons Alan (Paige), David (Terry) and Steve; two step-grandsons Jason and Logan; and his very special granddaughter, Carolyn E. DeCatur; sisters Frances Simpson (Billy) of Lovingston, VA and Margaret Cooper of Troy, VA; and a number of nieces, nephews and good friends; and his special dog, Molly.Curtis was a member of Louisa Baptist Church and served faithfully in many areas as long as he was able. He owned a real estate office with United National and was fourth in the nation in sales one year with that company. Curtis served proudly in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and kept many planes in the air for our fighting men. He was at Andrews Air Force base in the civil service for many years where he continued his love of flying that lead to him getting his private pilot’s license and owning three of his own planes.Mr. DeCatur was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Ann DeCatur; his mother, Sarah Eleanor DeCatur and his father, Claude DeCatur; two sisters Helen Bennett and Virginia Adelaide Huffman.The family will receive friends Friday, December 18th from 6 to 8 pmat Woodward Funeral Home, Louisa, VA. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 19 at Louisa Baptist Church, 305 East Main Street, Louisa, Lunch will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300 • Charlottesville, VA 22911
My thoughts are with you during this sad and difficult time. Curtis was a wonderful person , always gracious and kind, and he will be missed by many.
We send continued love and prayers during this time of personal loss with love and support in the days ahead.
You will be missed. Home with our LORD we will see you again
Theresa, sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Theresa am sorry to hear about the passing of Curtis. My prayers go out to you and the boys. God bless all of you.
We were very sorry to hear of Curtis passing away. Our love and prayers are with you.
Theresa sorry to hear of Uncle Curtis passing but now he has no pain and is with Mom they were always close. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.Willis and Carolyn
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
So Sorry about Uncle Curtis passing he will be missed by all the family.
Sorry to hear about Curtis. He was such a sweet man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Theresa; I know why you call Curtis your est friend”; it was obvious to everyone how much he loved and cared for you. We will sorely miss Curtis. He was an exttremely intelligent man and I will miss his stories. Please know that he is in a better place and we will pray for him and for you. Please try to enjoy your Christmas; Curtis would have wanted you to. You have lots of friends and family to lean on during this trying time.With love and affection for you Mac and Vicky Chenault”
Prayers to all the family, uncle Curtis will be greatly missed.My life is but a weaving between the Lord and me I may not choose the colors He knows what they should beFor He can view the pattern upon the upper side While I can see it only on this the under side…Sometimes He weaveth sorrow which seemeth strange to me But I will trust His judgment and work on faithfully ‘Tis He who fills the shuttle and He knows what is best So I shall weave in earnest leaving to Him the rest…Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to flyShall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why -The dark threads are as needed in the Weaver’s skillful handAs the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.””
So very sorry for your loss Theresa. Our thaughts and prayers are with you.
Theresa, so sorry to hear of your loss.
Theresa, we were so sad to hear of the passing of Curtis, your best friend. We have missed seeing him around town. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
So sorry for your loss. I am seeding hugs and prayers for you all.
Theresa,So sorry to learn of the loss of your best friend and husband. Curtis was such a dear person. It was always a joy to see and talk to him. May you be comforted by the loving memories you have of your life with him. God bless you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Curtis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Margaretann and family, I only met Curtis one time but remember how very nice he was to me. I`m sincerely sorry for your loss and hope God will comfort all of you.